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WBC trial deadline on Friday

Update 4:45pm Entanet have informed us that BT have withdrawn the deadline for signing up to the trial as there are currently still many places left.

For those who may have missed the previous news, or had put off applying, the deadline for signing up to the Wholesale Broadband Connect ADSL2+ trial is Friday 2nd November- just 2 days away. The trial will give you an up to 24Mbps speed connection for the duration of the trial. Entanet have told us there are still spaces left, so if you are in the Birmingham area, and on one of the exchanges listed below, sign up now!

  • Stechford
  • Halesowen
  • Sheldon
  • Wood Gate
  • Castle Bromwich
  • Chelmsley Wood
  • Burntwood
  • Edgbaston
  • Victoria
  • Central

Further information about the trials can be found in the following news articles:

Entanet selected for first 21CN broadband trial
People wanted for Wholesale Broadband Connect trials
More on the WBC ADSL2+ trial

Comments

Er have the trial figures of 250 people changed?? Kinda curious why they have not got 250 guinea pigs for this yet. Have Enta not been informing customers that can get it that they can take part in a trial getting super-speedy broadband?

  • CARPETBURN
  • over 10 years ago

BT Wholesale is picking and choosing who gets onto the trial, so the three providers will need to submit more than 250 people most likely to fill all the places.

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • over 10 years ago

We've had several emails from Enta over a period of weeks, reminding us about it and that we should submit any customer info to them for customers that want to be part of the trial.

  • KarlAustin
  • over 10 years ago

hmm strange there are spaces left then, i guess BT must have stringent requirements on who can take part

  • CARPETBURN
  • over 10 years ago

You get a free second line for the duration of the trial. However no-one seems sure what happens at the end of it and that has put a couple of our customers off. BT won't even confirm whether they will move your existing service and terminate the line or what. We have a site that is bonded in on the trial and hence we get 4 lines free!. Don't know if that means we get free phone calls etc for the agro, but interesting to see what a bond on long line 21CN is going to be like..

  • PeteK
  • over 10 years ago

Ah that explains it people scared they are gonna be left with a big bill for a new phone line and BT forcing them into a contract for a service they not not want. I knew there had to be a reason people havent ripped each others arms off to be on the trial.

  • CARPETBURN
  • over 10 years ago

quote"Update 4:45pm Entanet have informed us that BT have withdrawn the deadline for signing up to the trial as there are currently still many places left."
Now theres a shock..Not! If the info about them wiring you up with a new phone line is true im not surprised people aint interested in it and perhaps being forced into taking the service after the trial. Nice to see people are finally waking up to BTs silly little rip off games.

  • CARPETBURN
  • over 10 years ago

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